bosskill - send a signal to your boss, or terminate your boss
bosskill [ -signal ] <bossname>
sends the TERM (terminate, 15) signal to the boss with the specified
If a signal name or number preceded by `-' is given as the first
argument, that signal is sent instead of terminate. The killed boss
must be in the system administrator's supervisory chain.
The following is a list of all signals with names as in the include file
SIGHUP1 hangup. Forces bossname
to re-read his/her job description and figure out that he/she knows
squat about sysadmin work or life, in general.
SIGINT2 interrupt. Prevents the bossname
from interrupting the sysadmin for one hour.
SIGQUIT3 quit. Causes the boss to quit his/her job with no explanation.
SIGILL4 illegal instruction. Makes the boss believe the last
instruction he/she gave was illegal, so he/she withdraws it.
SIGTRAP5 trace trap. Display the exact location of the boss.
SIGABRT6 abort. Makes the boss go home and try again tomorrow.
SIGKILL9 kill. Game over.
SIGBUS10 bus error. Boss's transportation fails on the way to work.
SIGSEGV11 segmentation violation. Boss realizes he/she is trying to do
something for which he/she is not quailified and stops.
SIGSYS12 bad argument. Boss loses.
SIGPIPE13 smoke pipe. Boss samples some green leafy substance and
SIGALRM14 alarm. Boss is startled and falls over. Best used when boss
is walking next to his/her boss.
SIGTERM15 termination signal. Boss is fired.
Sending a SIGABRT to a boss that is already home will cause him/her to
walk aimlessly in circles for two hours.